Getting a handyman out to your home for repairs shouldn’t be a frustrating process. When working with a professional, you expect that handyman to show up on time, complete the job, and answer any questions you have before and after the handyman services call.

You can find home repair experts who complete repair and maintenance services in a professional manner by asking friends and family for recommendations, checking out online sources, and seeking referrals from other trusted sources. Be sure to check references and take a look at some of the work completed for previous customers. It’s also important to ask for proof of licensing and insurance.

What do handyman services include? It’s important to note that this type of work does not include huge renovations or major repairs. Instead, the work includes general maintenance and minor repairs. For example, you could hire a handyman to replace a kitchen faucet, but you’d need to hire a contractor to remodel your kitchen. Most home repairs and routine maintenance can be completed by a handyman. Some of the other small jobs you have around your house may be a good fit, but you’ll have to ask your local professional for a clear description of those services.

When working with a handyman, it helps to have a clear idea of what you’d like to see done. Create a list of the repairs and other jobs you want to have finished. The professional can then review your list and give you an estimate for each task. After agreeing upon which tasks will be completed and the price you’ll pay, don’t try to add other jobs to the list.  

Enjoying a mutually beneficial relationship with a handyman requires some effort on both sides. After doing research to find a professional offering handyman services, be sure to clearly communicate your wishes and stick to the agreed upon compensation. Expect professionalism from the home repairs and maintenance technician as well. You may find that it is easier and less expensive to continue working with a handyman than it is to hire other professionals when disasters strike.


  1. jack stiles on November 11, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    I love that you mentioned that you could find a good handyman by getting referrals from trusted sources. My wife and I are wanting to find someone to help us fix up some things around our home, so we could have it in its best condition for when we put it up for sale. When we look for a handyman to help us, I will be sure to consider getting referrals beforehand.

  2. Handyman San Antonio on January 16, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    It’s important to find a professional handyman that you can build a mutual relationship with. So you can always count on them if you ever need home repairs. I’ve been through a couple bad handyman who would show up late or not show up at all.

  3. Lisa on January 28, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Really appreciate you taking the time to educate us on this. I think that many people do not know exactly what to look for when selecting a suitable handyman. I’m working in the Handyman business myself and I love reading these kind of articles. Thanks a ton!

  4. Taylor Hansen on September 2, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    I’m needing to hire someone that can fix some of my lights in the basement. It’s interesting that a good handyman has a lot of referrals and can fix a lot of different things. I’ll be sure to remember this as I interview different handymen for my house.

  5. Victoria Addington on September 16, 2020 at 2:44 am

    It’s great to know some tips when hiring a handyman. Since my water heater hasn’t been producing much hot water lately and my ac system makes this strange sound when running, I thought about hiring a handyman. In order to find the best one, I shall then check companies online and seek referrals from trusted sources.

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